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New Batting Order
Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:25 PM
as far as dozier in the 4 spot...i dont like. He is probably a 2 hitter but fuld is no leadoff man. Buxton will take over next may and it will be a pretty good 1, 2, 3 top of the order (with sano to come).
Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:13 AM
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:31 PM
I remember a gleeman and the geek episode last year where both guys killed gardy for batting dozier in 2 hole because of bad he was...then 2 hours about how awesome and drunk one of them gets...last time i listened actually.
Agree about Fuld not being a leadoff guy.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:43 PM
I also don't like that his power is being wasted as no one is getting on base, but perhaps Eduardo Escobar batting 9th will help change that. If it doesn't, I'd be more in favor of batting Suzuki and/or Pinto at the bottom of the order to get on base for Dozier. Having a hole in the 7th spot would be better than at leadoff.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:49 PM
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:43 PM
My main argument against Fuld at leadoff is Brian Dozier. There's no reason to move him from the leadoff spot. He's getting on base at a great clip, he's stealing bases, he's doing everything you want him to be doing as a lead off hitter. I'm not sure he'll sustain this HR rate. And using the "team leading HR hitter" argument is more an admonishment of the rest of this lineup than a reason to move Doizer. Having a leadoff hitter who hits 20+ HR isn't a bad thing. They're not all going to come as leadoff HRs. You want your best hitters getting the most at bats, and the leadoff guy gets the most at bats. Let Dozier keep putting in his work at the top of the lineup.
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